Britain awakens to the threat of fracking. Germany bans it.

Water companies warn against shale gas fracking

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Water companies have issued stark warnings over the government’s plans to allow shale gas exploration across half of the UK mainland.
Devil's Dyke in the South Downs Natonal ParkOn Monday, the government opened the fourteenth licensing round, which will enable gas and oil companies to bid for exploration rights and drill for shale gas across vast areas of the British mainland.  
Although the Department for Energy and Climate Change has said that fracking will not go ahead in sensitive areas such as national parks and SSSIs, unless there are “exceptional circumstances [when this is] in the public interest,” environment groups have said that this caveat and a number of “giant loopholes” mean that in reality these areas will be afforded little protection.
Opponents of fracking warn that the process (shooting a high pressure mix of water, sand and a proprietary chemical mix into shale rock formations below ground to blast them apart and release trapped gas) has serious implications for water and air pollution, public health and, in agricultural areas, soil quality.  
Water UK, which represents the country’s major water companies, warned ahead of the new licensing round that shale gas extraction would pose a threat unless it is “carefully planned and carried out”. The group also warned that the incredibly thirsty fracking process could aggravate water shortages in some areas, such as the South East, a sentiment that was echoed by NGOs and quangoes responding to the government’s consultation on the latest round of licensing.  
Water UK’s policy adviser Dr Jim Marshall last week told the BBC that water companies are demanding to be consulted before fracking becomes widespread in Britain. Marshall said water UK did not come down on either side of the fracking debate, but warned that cut corners and compromises in safety standards could leave the country “counting the cost for years to come.”
It has also emerged that submissions to the government consultation on its plans to expand fracking across the country included objections from quangoes such as Natural England and Public Health England. The DECC noted that a “substantial majority” of groups consulted did not support its licensing plan, and expressed concerns over environmental or public health risks.
Speaking to Farming Online on Tuesday, Cathy Swingland, who runs a mixed farm in the South East, where Celtique Energie have proposed to frack within the South Downs National Park, expressed her concerns over the controversial extraction method, which she said “Represents the industrialisation of the rural landscape, which is not helpful if you’re producing food.”

TAP – The threat to water is not an accident.  That is the purpose of this industry, to make fresh water inaccessible and subsequently into the most profitable business ever created.  First water resources must be destroyed.  Fracking is the delivery weapon.   Not one main political party opposes fracking.

Germany bans it for seven years.

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10 Responses to “Britain awakens to the threat of fracking. Germany bans it.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    writing from Florida i thought i should say about the opinions inside the USA, althought our government suports the atrocities in palestine, the people do not, we have had marches and demonstarions here which have been ignored by the jewish media
    this article puts it well

  2. Anonymous says:

    The boycott of teaco products is working well, but we must have more people backing us.
    remember all the jewish supermarket cartels support the genocide
    spend in small shops please
    and avoid anything with its barcode starting with 729

  3. Anonymous says:

    do you know who owns the water companies behind nestle etc ? its rothschild
    to come away from the israeli atrocities for a moment
    this piece on debt from the captain ranty website is well worth a read

  4. Anonymous says:

    good, i am pleased to hear tesco
    profits are down, they invest in isareli IDF attacks on palestinain people, we must all boycott the jew supermarket cartels
    i think waitrose are not jew
    does anyone know please ?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Anon @9.55am
    Waitrose is part of the John Lewis Partnership which is supposed to be owned by the JLP employees. Whether that is another smokescreen for globalists I don’t know.

  6. Anonymous says:

    any news on chris spivey ?
    i hear they unmasked the snide bastard who made the complaint.
    BTW whats happened to shirlz007
    hes gone very quiet. ?

  7. Anonymous says:

    shirlz got his own website now. – seriously!

  8. Anonymous says:

    @ 3:05 pm

    That URL has a length of 511 characters and resulted in the following TinyURL which has a length of 26 characters:


  9. Anonymous says:

    Anon 1:43, that’s the best news for today.
    Thank you for that.
    We might be able to do some serious investigations again.

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